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60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Exchange Visitor Program Participant Survey-Summer Work Travel Program
Document Number: 2012-20678
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “New Photography 2012: Michele Abeles, Birdhead (Ji Weiyu and Song Tao), Anne Collier, Zoe Crosher, and Shirana Shahbazi”
Document Number: 2012-20546
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-21
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``New Photography 2012: Michele Abeles, Birdhead (Ji Weiyu and Song Tao), Anne Collier, Zoe Crosher, and Shirana Shahbazi,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, New York from on or about October 3, 2012, until on or about February 4, 2013, with a preview on October 2, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Commodity Jurisdiction Determination, Form DS-4076
Document Number: 2012-20041
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-15
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collections described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Request for Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) Determination. OMB Control Number: 1405-0163. Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC. Form Number: DS-4076. Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,260. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,260. Average Hours per Response: 10 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 12,600 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop”
Document Number: 2012-19800
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-13
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about October 11, 2012, until on or about January 27, 2013, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from on or about February 17, 2013, until on or about May 5, 2013, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, from on or about June 2, 2013, until on or about August 25, 2013, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Bernini: Sculpting in Clay”
Document Number: 2012-19798
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-13
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Bernini: Sculpting in Clay,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about October 3, 2012, until on or about January 6, 2013, the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, from on or about February 3, 2013, until on or about April 14, 2013, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Privacy Act; System of Records: State-35, Information Access Programs Records
Document Number: 2012-19796
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-13
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to amend an existing system of records, Information Access Programs Records, State-35, pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-130, Appendix I.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Civilian Response Corps Database In-Processing Electronic Form, OMB Control Number 1405-0168, Form DS-4096
Document Number: 2012-19562
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-09
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Civilian Response Corps Database In-Processing Electronic Form. OMB Control Number: 1405-0168. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO). Form Numbers: DS-4096. Respondents: Individuals who are members of or apply for one or more of the three components of the Civilian Response Corps (Active, Standby and Expert Corps). Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 2,000 per year. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 2,000 Hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation To Respond: Required to receive benefits.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-4213, PEPFAR Program Expenditures; OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX
Document Number: 2012-19405
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-08
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: PEPFAR Program Expenditures. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (S/GAC) Form Number: DS-4213. Respondents: Recipients of US government funds appropriated to carry out the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,583. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,583. Average Hours per Response: 24. Total Estimated Burden: 37,992 hours. Frequency: Annually. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Reporting Requirements for Responsible Investment in Burma
Document Number: 2012-19283
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-06
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Nicolai Fechin”
Document Number: 2012-19028
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-03
Agency: Department of State
On April 4, 2012, notice was published on page 20476 of the Federal Register (volume 77, number 65) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``Nicolai Fechin.'' The referenced notice is corrected here to include additional objects as part of the exhibition. Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``Nicolai Fechin,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The additional objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota, from on or about August 18, 2012, until on or about January 13, 2013, the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, from on or about February 2, 2013, until on or about April 7, 2013, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Shock of the News”
Document Number: 2012-18941
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Shock of the News,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC from on or about September 23, 2012, until on or about January 27, 2013, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-18662
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet on September 10-11, 2012, at the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street NW., Washington, DC. Portions of the meeting will be closed, as noted below. Prior notification and a valid government- issued photo ID (such as driver's license, passport, U.S. government or military ID) are required for entrance into the building. Members of the public planning to attend the meeting on September 10 must notify Colby Prevost, Office of the Historian (202-663-3901) no later than September 6, 2012, to provide date of birth, valid government-issued photo identification number and type (such as driver's license number/ state, passport number/country, or U.S. government ID number/agency or military ID number/branch), and relevant telephone numbers. If you cannot provide one of the specified forms of ID, please consult with Colby Prevost for acceptable alternative forms of picture identification. In addition, any requests for reasonable accommodation should be made no later than September 4, 2012, for the September 10 meeting. Requests for reasonable accommodation received after that time will be considered, but might be impossible to fulfill. The Committee will meet in open session from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon on Monday, September 10, 2012, in the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street NW., Washington, DC, in Conference Room 1408 to discuss declassification and transfer of Department of State records to the National Archives and Records Administration and the status of the Foreign Relations series. The remainder of the Committee's sessions in the afternoon of September 10, 2012, and in the morning on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, will be closed in accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463). The agenda calls for discussions of agency declassification decisions concerning the Foreign Relations series and other declassification issues. These are matters properly classified and not subject to public disclosure under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and the public interest requires that such activities be withheld from disclosure. Personal data are requested pursuant to Public Law 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Public Law 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS- D) database. Please see the Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/103419.pdf for additional information. Questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Stephen Randolph, Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC, 20520, telephone (202) 663-1123, (email history@state.gov).
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Humphrey Evaluation Survey
Document Number: 2012-18279
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-26
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Humphrey Evaluation Survey. OMB Control Number: None (OMB Control Number 1405-xxxx). Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division (ECA/P/ V). Form Number: SV2012-0003. Respondents: Foreign Humphrey participants between 1979 and 2009. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,200 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,200 annually. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 600 hours annually. Frequency: One time. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Byzantine Art in the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman and Byzantine Art”
Document Number: 2012-18156
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-25
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Byzantine Art in the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman and Byzantine Art'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, from on or about November 10, 2012, until on or about November 8, 2015, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment Under the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Document Number: 2012-18043
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-24
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has imposed statutory debarment pursuant to Sec. 127.7(c) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (``ITAR'') (22 CFR Parts 120 to 130) on persons convicted of violating, or conspiracy to violate, Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended (``AECA'') (22 U.S.C. 2778). Further, a public notice was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, listing persons statutorily debarred pursuant to the ITAR; this notice makes one correction to that notice.
Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures on Five Syrian Entities
Document Number: 2012-18041
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-24
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Government has determined that five entities have engaged in proliferation activities that warrant the imposition of measures pursuant to Executive Order 12938 of November 14, 1994, as amended by Executive Order 13094 of July 28, 1998 and Executive Order 13382 of June 28, 2005.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS 7655, Iraqi Citizens and Nationals Employed by Federal Contractors and Grantees
Document Number: 2012-18040
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-24
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Iraqi Citizens and Nationals Employed by Federal Contractors, Grantees and Cooperative Agreement Partners. OMB Control Number: 1405-0184. Type of Request: Extension of an Approved Collection. Originating Office: PRM/A. Form Number: DS 7655. Respondents: Federal Contractors, grantees, and cooperative agreement partners of the Department of State. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50. Estimated Number of Responses: 200. Average Hours per Response: .5. Total Estimated Burden: 100 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
Designation of the Center for Innovation and Technology Cooperation (CITC), Pentane Chemistry Industries (PCI), and Hossein Tanideh Pursuant to Executive Order 13382
Document Number: 2012-17911
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-23
Agency: Department of State
Pursuant to the authority in section 1(ii) of Executive Order 13382, ``Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters,'' the State Department, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has determined that the Center for Innovation and Technology Cooperation (CITC), Pentane Chemistry Industries (PCI), and Hossein Tanideh, have engaged, or attempted to engage, in activities or transactions that have materially contributed to, or pose a risk of materially contributing to, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or their means of delivery (including missiles capable of delivering such weapons), including any efforts to manufacture, acquire, possess, develop, transport, transfer, or use such items, by any person or foreign country of proliferation concern.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection”
Document Number: 2012-17723
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-20
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California, from on or about September 12, 2012, until on or about January 7, 2013, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, from on or about February 24, 2013, until on or about May 19, 2013, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services
Document Number: 2012-17259
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-16
Agency: Department of State
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, the Department of State gives notice of a meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services (the Advisory Committee). This Committee has been formed in fulfillment of the provisions of the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (Pub. L. 109-435) and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Date and Time: The meeting will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is open to the public. Location: The American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20006. Purpose and Summary of Agenda: The meeting will discuss the U.S. government's participation for the 25th Congress of the Universal Postal Union which will be held in Doha, Qatar beginning September 24, 2012. The public and members of the Advisory Committee will be briefed on preparations for the Congress, including the official U.S. delegation, and on policy initiatives. The Committee members, and subsequently members of the public, will be invited to provide additional input regarding policy issues related to the Doha Congress and to other international postal and delivery matters. Public input: Any member of the public interested in providing public input to the meeting should contact Ms. Helen Grove, whose contact information is listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Each individual providing oral input is requested to limit his or her comments to five minutes. Requests to be added to the speaker list must be received in writing (letter, email or fax) prior to the close of business on July 27, 2012; written comments from members of the public for distribution at this meeting must reach Ms. Grove by letter, email or fax by this same date. A member of the public requesting reasonable accommodation should make the request to Ms. Grove by that same date.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Lion Attacking a Horse”
Document Number: 2012-17179
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-13
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the object entitled ``Lion Attacking a Horse,'' to be imported by The J. Paul Getty Museum from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California from on or about August 10, 2012 to on or about February 4, 2013; and possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined; is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Projects 98: Slavs and Tartars”
Document Number: 2012-17170
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-13
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Projects 98: Slavs and Tartars,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, New York from on or about August 8, 2012, until on or about December 11, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2012-16976
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-11
Agency: Department of State
The Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) will meet in open session from 1:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at 1777 F Street NW., Washington, DC. Entry and registration will begin at 1 p.m. The membership of this advisory committee consists of private sector defense trade representatives, appointed by the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, who advise the Department on policies, regulations, and technical issues affecting defense trade. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss current defense trade issues and topics for further study. Agenda topics will be posted on the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls' Web site, at www.pmddtc.state.gov approximately 10 days prior to the meeting. Members of the public may attend this open session and will be permitted to participate in the discussion in accordance with the Chair's instructions. Members of the public may, if they wish, submit a brief statement to the committee in writing. As seating is limited to 125 persons, those wishing to attend the meeting must notify the DTAG Alternate Designated Federal Officer (DFO) by COB Friday, July 20, 2012. Members of the public requesting reasonable accommodation must also notify the DTAG Executive Secretariat by that date. If notified after this date, the DTAG Secretariat will be unable to accommodate requests due to security requirements at the meeting location. A person requesting reasonable accommodation should notify the Alternate DFO by the same date. Each non-member observer or DTAG member that wishes to attend this plenary session should provide: His/her name; company or organizational affiliation; phone number; date of birth; and identifying data such as driver's license number, U.S. Government ID, or U.S. Military ID, to the DTAG Alternate DFO, Patricia Slygh, via email at SlyghPC@state.gov. One of the following forms of valid photo identification will be required for admission to the meeting: U.S. driver's license, passport, U.S. Government ID or other valid photo ID. Personal data is requested pursuant to Public Law 99- 399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Public Law 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who attend Department functions. For additional information, contact Patricia Slygh, PM/DDTC, SA-1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political- Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20522-0112; telephone (202) 663-2830; FAX (202) 261-8199; or email SlyghPC@state.gov.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Passport Demand Forecasting Study Phase III
Document Number: 2012-16974
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-11
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Passport Demand Forecasting Study Phase III. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: Reinstatement of a previous collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs/Passport Services (CA/PPT) Form Number: SV-2012-0006. Respondents: A national representative sample of U.S. Citizens, Nationals, and any other categories of individuals that are entitled to a U.S. Passport product. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,000 survey respondents per month. Estimated Number of Responses: 48,000 survey respondents per annually. Average Hours Per Response: 10 minutes per survey. Total Estimated Burden: 8,000 hours annually. Frequency: Monthly. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Document Number: 2012-16852
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-10
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has forwarded the attached Notifications of Proposed Export Licenses to the Congress on the dates indicated on the attachments pursuant to sections 36(c) and 36(d) and in compliance with section 36(f) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776).
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-5506, Local U.S. Citizen Skills/Resources Survey
Document Number: 2012-16850
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-10
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Local U.S. Citizen Skills/Resources Survey. OMB Control Number: OMB No. 1405-0188. Type of Request: Revision. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Overseas Citizens Services (CA/OCS). Form Number: DS-5506. Respondents: United States Citizens. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,400. Estimated Number of Responses: 2,400. Average Hours per Response: 15 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 600 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-158, Contact Information and Work History for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicant
Document Number: 2012-16848
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-10
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Contact Information and Work History for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicant. OMB Control Number: 1405-0144. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R. Form Number: DS-158. Respondents: Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 10,000. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 10,000 hours. Frequency: One Time per visa application. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
International Joint Commission
Document Number: 2012-16316
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-03
Agency: Department of State
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Yemen
Document Number: 2012-16283
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-03
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the policy toward Yemen. Licenses or other approvals for exports or imports of defense articles and defense services destined for or originating in Yemen will be reviewed, and may be issued, on a case-by-case basis.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection, DS-5520, Supplemental Questionnaire to Determine Identity for a U.S. Passport, 1405-XXXX
Document Number: 2012-16190
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Supplemental Questionnaire to Determine Identity for a U.S. Passport. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: Existing Collection in Use Without an OMB Control Number. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Office of Project Management and Operational Support, Program Coordination (CA/PPT/PMO/PC). Form Number: DS-5520. Respondents: Individuals applying for a U.S. passport. Estimated Number of Respondents: 69,011. Estimated Number of Responses: 69,011. Average Hours per Response: 45 Minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 51,758 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-5513, Supplemental Questionnaire To Determine Entitlement for a U.S. Passport, 1405-XXXX
Document Number: 2012-16142
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Supplemental Questionnaire to Determine Entitlement for a U.S. Passport OMB Control Number: None Type of Request: Existing Collection in Use Without an OMB Control Number Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Office of Project Management and Operational Support, Program Coordination (CA/PPT/PMO/PC) Form Number: DS-5513 Respondents: Individuals applying for a U.S. passport Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,010 Estimated Number of Responses: 5,010 Average Hours per Response: 85 Minutes Total Estimated Burden: 7,098 hours Frequency: On occasion Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit
Suggestions for Environmental Cooperation Pursuant to the United States-Korea Environmental Cooperation Agreement
Document Number: 2012-16141
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department invites the public, including NGOs, educational institutions, private sector enterprises and other interested persons, to submit written comments or suggestions regarding items for inclusion in the first Work Program for implementing the United StatesKorea Environmental Cooperation Agreement, which entered into force on March 15, 2012. We encourage submitters to refer to: (1) The U.S.Korea Environmental Cooperation Agreement; (2) Chapter 20 (Environment) of the U.S.Korea Free Trade Agreement; and (3) the Environmental Review of the U.S.Korea Free Trade Agreement. These documents are available at: http:// www.state.gov/e/oes/env/trade/c49687.htm.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy”
Document Number: 2012-16139
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, from on or about November 11, 2012, until on or about February 10, 2013; the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, from on or about March 8, 2013, until on or about June 16, 2013, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Suggestions for Environmental Cooperation Pursuant to the United States-Singapore Memorandum of Intent on Environmental Cooperation
Document Number: 2012-16138
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department invites the public, including NGOs, educational institutions, private sector enterprises and other interested persons, to submit written comments or suggestions regarding items for inclusion in the next Plan of Action for implementing the U.S.-Singapore Memorandum of Intent on Cooperation in Environmental Matters (MOI), signed on June 13, 2003. In preparing such comments or suggestions, we encourage submitters to refer to: (1) The U.S.-Singapore MOI, (2) the U.S.-Singapore 2011-2012 Plan of Action on Environmental Cooperation, (3) the U.S.-Singapore FTA Environment Chapter, and (4) the Environmental Review of the FTA. These documents are available at: http://www.state.gov/e/oes/env/trade/singapore/index.htm.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years”
Document Number: 2012-16010
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York from on or about September 11, 2012, until on or about December 31, 2012; then at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from on or about February 2, 2013 to on or about April 28, 2013; and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Export Control Reform Transition Plan
Document Number: C1-2012-15070
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-28
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Human Beast: German Expressionism at The San Diego Museum of Art”
Document Number: 2012-15743
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-27
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Human Beast: German Expressionism at The San Diego Museum of Art'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, from on or about July 21, 2012, until on or about November 11, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.